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The Sandman / Düsseldorf

  • Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus 1 Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz Düsseldorf, NRW, 40211 Germany (map)
He is a wicked man, who comes to children when they won’t go to bed, and throws a handful of sand into their eyes, so that they start out bleeding from their heads. He puts their eyes in a bag and carries them to the crescent moon to feed his own children, who sit in the nest up there. They have crooked beaks like owls so that they can pick up the eyes of naughty human children.
— E.T.A. Hoffmann, "The Sandman" (English translation by John Oxenford)

Robert Wilson directs The Sandman, a ghost story from German Romanticism, with music by British dramatic rock singer songwriter Anna Calvi.  Previous productions of 'dark fairy tales' by Robert Wilson include The Black Rider (Hamburg 1990) and Peter Pan (Berlin 2013).

More information and tickets here.

Earlier Event: May 15
Endgame / Berlin
Later Event: May 21
The Sandman / Düsseldorf